After writing over 350 blog posts, 4 books and never finding time with excuses of fully launching a podcast, I figured what better time to test the waters at the beginning of a New Year. Unstoppable Curiosity is a collection of inflection points and ideas that I have used with success and failures. These might be useful to you with your own business or life.
“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu
It’s interesting to see what buzz words trend in business and life from time to time. The current trending work of being grateful seems to be everywhere. There are more book and blogs coming out daily about being grateful and thankful. Remember, being grateful is expressing appreciation outwardly and being thankful is more inward.
A big thanks to my Mom for instilling the power of books into my life from an early age. I remember vividly all the trips to the library and then to the bookstores when shopping malls were the rage. Spending hours in Dalton, Walden, Borders and a host of small independent bookstores were memories that will not be forgotten. An ongoing joke between my Greek wife (Jan) and me is this: I went to bookstores/libraries as a child and Jan went to grocery stores and farmers markets!
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Guest blog post by Jim Harshaw.
In the fall of 2012, I pulled the plug on my business.
I labored at it for years but it was now clear that it would fail. It was a terrible feeling. Like years of time and money have been wasted.
I've felt that feeling before.
It was March 20, 1998. In front of 14,000 fans at the Convocation Center in Cleveland Ohio, I failed to reach my goal of becoming a Division I All American. Years of time and money that had been invested felt like they'd been wasted. I found myself in the locker room, my face buried in a towel in tears wondering why I can't do this. "What's wrong with me?," I thought. "I couldn't possibly have worked any harder. I couldn't have run more miles or lifted more weights or watched more film. There weren't enough hours in the day."
If you are a cyclist living in a cold climate for the winter, there is an experience that comes every March with the approaching spring season. While riding, there are warm pockets where the temperature is warmer and the smells of spring are vivid in the olfactory system. It’s always a full body “tingling” up lifting feeling, moving from cold to warm pockets.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle